Center for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare at Gulf Medical University Ajman is one of its kind in the country, offering training courses in first aid and CPR to housewives, women and families at special discounted rates.
The university has established the Center for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare (C.A.S.H) to integrate simulation as an educational tool to provide a state-of-the-art, safe learning environment that promotes professional development of students, faculty, health care providers and members of the community through high quality and internationally recognized education and training programs.
A one of its kind simulation center in the country, C.A.S.H simulates a “Hospital setting” spread over 20000 square feet area. It has mock OPDs, general ward, ICU, NICU, operation theater, radiology labs / suite, delivery suite (triage and first stage), diagnostic lab, and pharmacy. The center also offers training in communication skills, history taking skills, physical examination skills, interpretation skills (clinical and diagnostic), patient management skills, first aid skills, nursing skills and life support training (basic, advanced and pediatric) informed Prof. Manda Venkatramana, Director of the center and Dean College of Medicine.
We will cultivate competent, confident and ethical practitioners, and extend the services of the Center in education and healthcare beyond our institution to regional healthcare practitioners and members of the community and establish C.A.S.H as a leading provider of quality health care, education and research in simulated settings adds Prof. Manda.
The center is tying-up with corporates and companies to offer joint training courses to benefit professionals as well as lay people. The promoters of the center, Thumbay Group will offer special rates for training as part of its corporate social responsibility activities. The center has trained more than 1000 healthcare professionals and lay people in a short span of time, added Prof. Manda.
The center is offering American Heart Association accredited Family & Friends First Aid CPR Course. AHA’s video-based, classroom Family & Friends® CPR Course teaches adult Hands-Only® CPR, adult AED use, child CPR and AED use, and infant CPR. It also teaches how to relieve choking in an adult, child or infant. The course teaches how to manage illness and injuries in a child for the first few minutes until professional help arrives. The program also covers child safety and preventing injuries. This course is for those involved in child care who have a duty to respond to a first aid emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements. This audience includes child care workers, teachers, foster care workers, camp counselors, youth organizations and coaches for children’s sports organizations. This course is also ideal for parents, grandparents, babysitters and guardians informed Prof. Manda.
Medical Simulation is the set-up, used for monitoring and review of a controlled medical event, designed to educate health care providers and broaden their experience in critical situations. Since simulations are completely staged and programmed as per the scenario, participants are able to make mistakes and learn from them without any risk to patients, and apply what they have learned in real life situations. The Center will offer regular training courses in Basic clinical skills, Basic surgical skills, Acute Care Medical Simulations, Advanced Airway Management, Teamwork and Communication skills, Crisis Resource Management (CRM), First Aid, BLS /ATLS and Standardized OSCEs, concluded Prof. Manda Venkatramana. The center is an accredited provider of American Heart Association programs.